Last week, I posted the most circulated books in my school library. I received many emails and direct messages about the number of graphic novels that appeared on the list. Mr. Shaffer posted the following comment:
Obviously, graphic novels are incredibly popular. However, do you think that part of the high circulation has to do with how fast they can be read? Students finish them in one night, and then turn them in to get more. Novels take more time to read. I'd be interested to see your Top 20, excluding graphic novels and picture books. Just as another statistic.
I decided to share the most circulated books with a FICTION call number.
Click here to read part one.
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"-in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Meet Jack, who tells his story with a little help from some paper, a pencil, his teacher, and a dog named Sky.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Katherine connected with my book club on April 25, 2012.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Things That Go Bump in the Night by Patrick Carman
Click here to watch the video.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
I posted about Hugo on January 20, 2011.
Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick